Riot Games’ developers are expanding their strategies when dealing with behaviors they don’t like, and will impose new penalties on players who leave or participate in AFK behavior during the game. According to Riot, approximately 9% of players worldwide participate in consistent AFK behavior.
Riot defines AFK as two acts of wasting time for others: those who are idle during the game, and those who leave the game completely just by standing up.
Currently, the worst situation these players may encounter is queue delay: “Queue delay is a speed bump for offending players to enter the next few games: after clicking the play button, the queue will stop them for a short time. This is To change behavior,” Riot said.
However, now players can get escalating penalties for queue locks from 1 to 14 days. This means not playing games at all: they are completely removed from the player community. “We temporarily remove players from the crowd so they can’t continue AFK in the game,” Riot said.
Currently, the new penalties are being tested in specific areas because Riot is concerned about connectivity issues in certain areas. (At least in other MOBAs, Southeast Asia is notorious for connection issues that players cannot control.) Players who will receive a new penalty immediately have been reset to a lower level, so they can make changes to change their The way before the punishment.
You can read the entire developer log, including statistics, On the League of Legends website.
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